Saturday July 26th 2014

How to tell if you're an alcoholic

July 26th, 2014

The best way to determine if you are alcoholic is to try to go without alcohol for 30 days. Abstaining for this long can manifest symptoms of psychological dependence on alcohol. More on where to get help for alcohol problems and how to assess substance use disorders here.

How long does marijuana last?

July 19th, 2014

A typical high from smoking marijuana lasts about 2 hours. However, psychomotor impairment can persist, even after the initial high effects are gone. More on duration of action and effects of marijuana here.

Crystal meth detox symptoms

July 17th, 2014

Symptoms of crystal meth detox include muscle & joint pain, fatigue, depression, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. More on what to expect during crystal meth detox here.

Can you get high on buprenorphine?

July 16th, 2014

Buprenorphine does not get you high if you use it the right way. While some opioid naive people may experience euphoric effect on buprenrophine, it does not cause strong side effects. More on buprenorphine and its potential for abuse here.

How long does crack last?

July 15th, 2014

Crack lasts for 1-2 hours after administration (depending on the dose) but the euphoric high lasts for about 5-15 minutes. More on the REAL effects of crack here.

Ambien detox symptoms

July 14th, 2014

Symptoms to expect during Ambien detox include rebound insomnia, changes in appetite, and mood changes. More on how to prepare for detox from Ambien and its symptoms here.

What is marijuana used for?

July 12th, 2014

Marijuana can be used recreationally or medically. More on marijuana's uses AND its effects on the body here.

Holistic addiction treatment: Into Action Treatment INTERVIEW

July 11th, 2014

What kinds of methods are used in holistic addiction treatment? We speak with a treatment center in Boynton Beach, FL that has been practicing holistic treatment to great success. More here.

Alabama rehab: Who's getting treated? (INFOGRAPHIC)

July 8th, 2014

Who's being treated for addiction in Alabama? More stats on Alabama rehabs here.

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How to help a crystal meth addict?

July 7th, 2014

How do you help a crystal meth addict? Treatment for addiction includes detox as well as psychological and behavioral interventions. More on helping a crystal meth addict here.

Cocaine detox treatment

July 6th, 2014

Treatment during cocaine detox includes assessment, supervised withdrawal, and may use medications such as Disulfiram, Amantadine, and/or Modafinil. More on how to detox from cocaine safely here.

Mixing methadone with alcohol

July 5th, 2014

Methadone and alcohol are two substances that should not be used together. Dangerous complications including respiratory problems, low blood pressure, a weak heart rate, and coma are possible. More on risks of mixing the two here.

What is meth used for?

July 18th, 2014

Methamphetamine (meth) is one of the most addictive stimulant drugs out there. In this article we’ll take a look at the most common issues considering the use of meth and its effects on the human body.

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Buprenorphine overdose: How much buprenorphine to OD?

July 13th, 2014

Symptoms of a buprenorphine overdose can include respiratory depression, miosis and central nervous system depression. 16-32 mg dose ranges are considered "high" doses, but buprenorphine overdose is mainly related to injection. More on buprenorphine OD risks here.

Signs and symptoms of OxyContin addiction

July 10th, 2014

You can become addicted to OxyContin even after prescription use? How can you tell that you or someone you love is addicted to OxyContin? 15+ signs and symptoms of addiction to Oxy here.